Durham's action cleared by ICC
Hasan Durham’s World Cup dream is still alive after it was revealed that in-depth tests of his bowling action passed his action as being within the ICC regulations.
Durham, a veteran left arm spinner who is seen as a key element in Bermuda’s spin attack along with Dwayne Leverock and Delyone Borden, was reported to the ICC in August after Bermuda’s opening Americas Championship game against Canada in Toronto, when umpires Ian Gould from England and Bermuda’s Roger Dill had suspicions that all was not right.
As a result, Durham flew to fly to the UK last month, where ICC-sanctioned bio-mechanics experts filmed his action from a variety of angles to determine whether he straightened his arm beyond the 15 degrees of flex allowed under the law.
A statement released by the BCB said the testing had shown Durham’s action to be “within the ICC level of tolerance”, allowing him to “resume bowling in international cricket immediately”.
Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa